Newcastle United ave confirmed that Adam Armstrong has been sold.

It is the usual ‘undisclosed’ transfer fee but Sky Sports had previously said the deal was £1.75m initial fee, which could rise to £3m if hitting certain targets.

The deal sees Newcastle’s summer transfer activity now reach a profit of around £27m on the value of deals in and out this summer.

Three days until transfer deadline day.

Newcastle United official announcement:

‘Adam Armstrong has completed a permanent move to Championship side Blackburn Rovers.

Armstrong, who enjoyed a successful loan spell at Ewood Park last term, has joined Rovers for an undisclosed fee.

The 21-year-old came through the ranks at St. James’ Park, making his debut for the Magpies as a substitute at Fulham in March 2014 at the age of just 17.

Armstrong – who lifted the Under-20 World Cup with England in the summer of 2017 – made a total of 21 appearances for United, while he also spent time out on loan at Coventry City, Barnsley, Bolton Wanderers and Blackburn in recent seasons.

He now returns to Tony Mowbray’s side, who he helped win promotion from League One last term, on a permanent deal.

The club wishes Adam well for the future.’

Blackburn official announcement:

‘Rovers are delighted to announce the permanent signing of striker Adam Armstrong from Newcastle United.

The 21-year-old, who became an instant hit at Ewood Park during a successful loan spell last season, has signed a four-year deal, which will keep him at the club until June 2022.

A boyhood Newcastle fan, Armstrong joined his hometown team at the age of nine. He made his Premier League debut in 2014, aged just 17, and went on to make 21 appearances for the North East club.

He first linked up with manager Tony Mowbray during a loan spell at Coventry City in 2015-16, when he netted 20 league goals from 40 games and was rewarded with a place in the PFA’s League One Team of the Season – alongside then Gillingham ace Bradley Dack. 

Following spells in the Championship with Barnsley and Bolton Wanderers, the England Under-20 World Cup winner arrived at Ewood on loan in January 2018 and played a major role in Rovers’ promotion back to the second tier.

The lightning-quick forward scored his first goal for the club on his 21st birthday – in a dramatic 2-2 draw at home to Oldham Athletic – which marked the start of a remarkable goalscoring run, which saw him net nine times in as many games.

His late winner at Portsmouth, opener against Wigan Athletic and superb strike against Blackpool will all live long in the memory and Rovers fans can look forward to seeing the young hot-shot create many more memorable moments in a blue-and-white shirt over the next four years.

Armstrong, who made his England Under-21 debut at the end of May, becomes Rovers’ fourth summer signing, following on from Joe Rothwell, Jacob Davenport and Kasey Palmer, and he will wear the number 7 shirt.

It’s great to have you back, Arma!’



  • SuperDesHamilton

    Every time he scores we’ll get an article about him on here just like Mitrovic, Ben-Arfa, Pardew, Fat Sam etc… 😴😴😴😴

    He’s gone let’s get over it, we know the money won’t be reinvested as per.

    • Ram Kishore

      I can put up with Arma thing.. but Mitro thing will go on throughout this season

      • SuperDesHamilton

        We’ve just gotta get on with it, no point dwelling on things it’s a retread constantly we all wanted them to do well but it hasn’t happened for varying degrees

        • Ram Kishore

          Yeah and it will take some time to move on.. but it looks like Mitro, who moved 6 months ago and we knew back then he will definitely move this window but still mag persists on writing about him

          • SuperDesHamilton

            It’s as if they totally ignore what’s really happening at the club…

  • Paul Patterson

    That’ll go towards solving the squad bonus conundrum . .

    • SuperDesHamilton

      Squad bonus that’s all hearsay according to our a resident Ashley lovers….

  • HarryHype59

    I have a feeling Fatso will have the helicopter on standby, in case offers are made on Lascelles and Shelvey.

    #Greedisgood

    • Monkseaton Magpies

      No players going anywhere unlike the old days when Beardsley, Waddle and Gascoigne all went and of course Andy Cole under Keegan. Carroll was a very average player so good business.

      • Tino11

        Challenge to Monkseaton, I will meet you outside any pub/bar in Newcastle or Monkseaton, on any day or night whilst it is still light. We both have a copy of that days Chronicle and have a photo taken together showing ourselves and the name of the bar/pub, the photo is then uploaded to imgur, you can hide your face with the paper if you wish. Then within 2 days you log in to your disqus account and confirm the meeting took place and tell everyone how to find the photo on imgur.

        Do we have a deal Monk?

        • Monkseaton Magpies

          You can meet me in the Three Bulls nine O’clock this Saturday morning or anytime before eleven as going in the ground then not a problem but no need for a photo. Alan the Manger of the Bulls knows who I am he is always upstairs which opens at ten just ask him who the lad from Monkseaton is.

          • Tino11

            I can do 10am at the Three Bulls , make sure you have your login details on your phone so you can login to The Mag/Disqus so I can verify it’s you. I presume that is ok with you?

          • Ben Jones

            ^poor lad is scared that if he just says ‘yeah I met monk’ then he’ll be dragged into a world of being called a liar/troll so wants verification. Mate, THEM people aren’t worth taking extra steps for

            I’ll believe you

          • Monkseaton Magpies

            Explain what you mean thanks.

          • Ben Jones

            Hes talking about photos and signing into accounts when you’s are together to ‘prove’ it. I don’t understand why he feels his word that he has met you wouldn’t be enough, it would be for me, leads me to feel he’s worried if he just confirms he met you then it’s easy for certain sections on here to claim he was lying and then he becomes a troll by proxy

          • Gallowgate Dave

            Fair play to Monk and Tino, I offered to do the same and Monk agreed which again was fair play. I almost never agree with Monk or you Ben but this trolls thing does my head in. Maybe it’s true, maybe it’s not but it just seems to be getting repeated by everyone without any evidence.

          • Monkseaton Magpies

            Thanks not a problem anyway but he will be taking photo.
            Most people on here think I am a troll so will be happy to set the record straight. Be lots of witnesses in there including the manager who know I go to every game home and away.

          • panther

            well if youre not a troll, you havent got a bloody scooby

          • Kev Newcastle England

            Were you at Wembley in late 80s for Mercantile Credit Classic with the other 3000 of us?

          • Monkseaton Magpies

            Yes but not sure if there were three thousand more like 1,800 but some were in the main stand. The likes of Man Utd, Sunderland, Liverpool only had a couple of hundred. The only ever team to take a decent following was Leeds. They came into our end on the Sunday and sang there are only two United’s. We beat Liverpool but then got knocked out by Tranmere. Went down in a transit van eighteen of us and stopped in London Colney near St Albans.

          • Kev Newcastle England

            I no what hapenned I was there.But I would say Palace had the biggest following but they didnt have to travel.

          • Monkseaton Magpies

            It is ok but will have to use your phone as do not do I Phones or any form of social media except the Mag I know my log in details anyway both for this and the club site. Be at the bar upstairs not leaving till ten past eleven and should be in from nine. As I say the manager Alan will be there he knows me well.

          • Tino11

            Look forward to it Monk, see you on saturday!

          • Malcolm Fisher

            Children behave yourselves act your age.

          • Tino11

            Long time sine I was a child.

          • Wezza

            If he appears and it is really a person and you get the proof then I will be man enough to apologise.

          • Tino11

            I think Monk probably is real, I’ll find out soon enough. Whether he believes what he writes is another matter, I’ll buy him a pint on saturday and see if I can get him to say a bad word about Ashley!

          • Gallowgate Dave

            Good on you mate. I offered to do the same at the final game of last season and to his credit Monk agreed, we just couldn’t agree a time at short notice as he was heading into the ground early and I was only out an hour beforehand as I was working. Maybe this trolls thing is real, maybe it isn’t but personally this name calling online doesn’t appeal to me, it’s for bairn’s, so fair play to you both. I reckon even 10 pints in Monk will be the only one in the boozer singing his own pro-Ashley songs!

          • SuperDesHamilton

            Fight fight fight fight!

          • Monkseaton Magpies

            Will gladly buy the guy a pint if he turns up. Not a problem he seems a genuine supporter.

          • SuperDesHamilton

            As opposed to yourself ?

          • SuperDesHamilton

            Who wins a fight then monk? Are you in training for it

          • Kev Newcastle England

            You gan into ground 90 mins before kick off like some did as teenagers in the 70’s?!

          • Gallowgate Dave

            Aye that’s why I couldn’t meet him as he was heading into the ground 2 hours early. Unless he’s in with the prawn sandwich brigade and goes in for his 3 course scran and champers?

          • Monkseaton Magpies

            Feel free to meet me between nine and ten past eleven that is if your wife lets you out. True fans in Bulls at nine.

          • Gallowgate Dave

            Got two weddings at the weekend so looking likely to miss the match as it happens. I couldn’t defend you on here as I think your pro-Ashley views are crackers but I do think you are genuine and would be good to put this troll theory to bed so maybe a pint for a future match, in the meantime enjoy the pint with Tino, he seems spot on.

          • Monkseaton Magpies

            Yes would love to buy you a pint some time. It’s a question of priorities. My brothers daughter got married last year Bournemouth at home in Hawthorn Village near Seaham. Just as she was about to say I do my taxi arrived I let myself out the double doors much to the disgust of the congregation. That is how much I love our club.

          • Gallowgate Dave

            You made me chuckle with this one Monk. I love footy and NUFC but I’ll not even pretend it’s anywhere near the most important thing in my life, no way would I miss my niece’s wedding for a match. I can’t help but admire your stubbornness at times and I actually think you are too mad to be made up. The reason I have tried to find common ground with you though despite our huge differences in opinion is your dedication to the club.

        • Tweed Mag

          Good luck. Face to face meetings are the best way forward. Perhaps Ashley will follow your example.

      • andrew baron

        What about Sissoko Cabaye Debuchy? If all of these were in installments the money should have been rolling in every year for years

      • Stephen Paylor

        Andy Carroll when fit is maybe the top old fashioned number 9 in the league

  • Monkseaton Magpies

    Again must have been Rafa’s decision. Not going to make it in the Premiership but will be a great addition for Blackburn. His best moment was getting the winner with a wonder goal away against Derby in the Youth Cup a side which featured several England internationals. Never really given the chance at Newcastle but all the best to him and hope he get’s a regular run out. Be good to get Blackburn in the cup so we could show our appreciation.

    • Kev Newcastle England

      You there at Derby like?!

      • Monkseaton Magpies

        Yes and Sunderland and Boro away but never got to see the defeat against Chelsea at home as was banned at the time so just stayed in the Three Bulls Heads. The following season went to Millwall where we won three one a great day. Woodman was class in all games to.

  • Monkseaton Magpies

    The £27m profit if it is that will not equate to cash as probably only twenty per cent of fees will have been paid up front so buy the time the others arrive we will have a cash deficit.

    • Steve Smith

      Except we should have the instalments from previous years ticking over still.

      Nice try.

      • Monkseaton Magpies

        Think we have been spending more though with a net £40m outlay last year.

        • Milburn_Taylor

          net £11.5m

      • HarryHype59

        In theory yes, the problem is the club could sell the whole first team for around £100m. It would only get £20m a season to replace them over five years. This method basically cripples player recruitment.

        • Ben Jones

          that example only works if you’re saying every year we sell the first team in installments and buy outright, that being the case we would have all the previous seasons installment payments which would give us the 100m to replace. If you know maths, and I suspect you do, you would know the installments argument is bogus on all levels APART from the first few years of deciding to adopt the policy, as in them years you don’t have the previous years installments to call on

    • Ram Kishore

      What are u saying.. elaborate please?

      • Monkseaton Magpies

        For some reason the likes of Mitro the transfer fee is received over five years but when we buy say Muto £10m we pay it all up front so are actually £5m worse off.

        • Ram Kishore

          U don’t really have any details as to how we are paying and we are receiving..
          U r just speculating..
          So I think u must give it a rest for the time being in trying to justify the deal process.. just a honest view pal.

          • HarryHype59

            He is partially correct. The club only recieves around 20% of the money as Fatty sells on installments.

            He insists incoming players are bought outright. Apart from limiting the money the manager has to spend due to cash flow issues, this method means fatman doesn’t have to subtract outstanding transfer balances from the price of the club, should he sell.

            I suspect he has ncluded the £60m transfer surplus in the £400m asking price.

          • Ram Kishore

            It would mean the squad value has decreased right?
            I suspect he is getting his loans back..
            Or maybe what u r saying..

          • Monkseaton Magpies

            It is true I get the accounts and the likes of Sissoko and Welandrum were done over five years. It’s in the debtors and creditors and it’s true.

          • Ram Kishore

            I do know about it .. i agree with u on sissoko and wijnaldum deals. But this.summer apart from Mitro deal , all other appears to be smaller valued ones.. getting upfront for all these ones should have increased the budget a bit more imho

  • nufcslf

    Way to Mike, you total c**t. Just do the football world a favour and drop dead.